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Old 04-17-2019, 04:16 PM
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Lovely Lancia

https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/ve19/villa-erba/lots/r0020-1952-lancia-aurelia-b52-coup%C3%A9-by-vignale/766377

1952 Lancia with coach work by Vignale. Looks very much like a Ferrari of the same era of which some were bodied by Vignale.
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:28 PM
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Pre-Fiat Lancias are some of the most elegant European cars ever built.
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:31 PM
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In case the weather is nice:

https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pa14/paris/lots/r159-1957-lancia-aurelia-b24s-convertible-by-pinin-farina/180989
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:01 PM
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Thumbs up Automotive Loveliness

Sweet ! .

Give the Coupe a pastel solid color and I'd love it .
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:38 PM
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A buddy of mine does pretty well running a biz that specializes in OEM parts for FIAT, Lancia, Alpha, Jaguar, and BMW. He has a pristine 4 door FIAT, mid 80s I think, I thought I had a photo of it. Also an XKE he's been tinkering with for years.
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:58 PM
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Red face 'Tinkering For years'.......

?! On a British car ?! .

How unusual .

I'm an idjit so I have twoelderly British cars, I love 'em both, neither one is road worthy right now......
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1982 240D creampuff 370,000 miles
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1984 Euro 300TD Fully optioned SWMBO's
1974 350SLC 4 speed stickshift SOLD & missed
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BMW Moto R60/6 Barn Find, 8,000miles
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:18 PM
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?! On a British car ?! .

How unusual .

I'm an idjit so I have twoelderly British cars, I love 'em both, neither one is road worthy right now......
Whatcha got?
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:35 PM
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Talking LBC's

The fastest stock engined Metropolitan Nash you'll ever see and a 1960 (? maybe '61) Morris Mimnor 1000 .

I love tiny little cars that fit like gloves .

The met was my touring car until I broke it badly in another state, it's patiently waiting for me to cherry pick from several engines the best parts, slap my modified cylinder head on it, rebuild the Borg Warner M35 slushbox tranny and go thrash it some more .

It looks terrible but I love it and the local British Sports Car guys all love trying to keep up with it in the twisty bits .

I've been massaging, peaking and tweaking it for twenty some years now .

The Morris, I bought it and drove it three times, began working on it and the "Might As Wells" got way out of hand ~ it's a nice solid car but everything but the engine proper, was worn out .
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Old 04-17-2019, 09:16 PM
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I had a 61 sprite. Basically the same motor. Fun cars to drive!
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:49 AM
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When I was still in Amsterdam I worked for a guy who had a barn full of Lancia's like these. Mostly coupes, his pride was a Lancia Aurelia B20.
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:58 AM
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Once hitchhiking in the early 70s I rode in an Austin Mini Cooper. Fun and fast car.

I agree about the Sprite. A buddy of mine had one, an earlier Mk 1, we did some hellacious road trips.
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Old 04-18-2019, 08:16 AM
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Mine was a pitiful example with a heavily worn engine, but It could really go around a corner!
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Old 04-18-2019, 08:46 PM
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Well no ;

The Sprite / Midgets had the 'A' series engine, IIRC your 1961 AH Sprite had a 1000 .

The 'A' series engines are smaller displacement and rather rev happy making them idea for sports cars .

My Morris has the later 1275 CC 'A' series engine and is also peppy and rev happy .

My Metropolitan has a 'B' series engine , higher output and usually longer lasting than the 'A' . series .

In general, older British cars tend to be more engaging and fun to drive even if they're slower than other European cars .

Then there's the endless initial quality control issues each and every LBC comes from the factory with ~ once you go through and correct all the little mistakes made they're reliable and inexpen$ive to own and operate .

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Old 04-18-2019, 09:14 PM
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:21 PM
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Well no ;

The Sprite / Midgets had the 'A' series engine, IIRC your 1961 AH Sprite had a 1000 .

The 'A' series engines are smaller displacement and rather rev happy making them idea for sports cars .

My Morris has the later 1275 CC 'A' series engine and is also peppy and rev happy .

My Metropolitan has a 'B' series engine , higher output and usually longer lasting than the 'A' . series .

In general, older British cars tend to be more engaging and fun to drive even if they're slower than other European cars .

Then there's the endless initial quality control issues each and every LBC comes from the factory with ~ once you go through and correct all the little mistakes made they're reliable and inexpen$ive to own and operate .

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They differ like a sbc does from 265 ci to 400 ci. similar size and shape and a lot of interchangeability between them.
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